You’ll be introduced to the best bits of this multi-coloured, UNESCO-recognised city on Colombia’s northern coast today. The tour starts with a drive through Cartagena’s well-off La Manga district, towards the San Felipe Castle. We’ll make a photo stop at this fortress, which is one of the strongest built by the Spanish in any of their colonies. Next up is Las Bóvedas in the walled Old City. Originally built to house dungeons, the arcaded building is now occupied by local artisans flogging handmade souvenirs. At the naval museum, you’ll be treated to a folklore performance highlighting the city’s pirate-plundered past. You’ll also visit an 18th-century torture chamber, and a church built in honour of the patron saint of slaves, Saint Peter Claver. Lastly, you’ll have some free time to wander the Old City, past its rainbow-coloured houses and tree-lined plazas.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.